David Stokes

Property Tax Districts: What Are You Paying For?

In this video, Show-Me Institute Policy Analyst David Stokes gives a nearly comprehensive list of the types of property taxes that exist in Missouri, and what those property taxes support. Many different facilities and services are funded by dedicated property tax districts which often have geographic boundaries independent of the usual city, town, or county boundaries.

 

Streetlights in This Neighborhood Are Funded With Property Taxes

In this video, Show-Me Institute Policy Analyst David Stokes explains the Elmwood Park Streetlight District. Missouri law permits the creation of independent property tax districts for the purpose of installing and maintaining streetlights in a certain area. The people of Elmwood Park did just that.

 

Both of these videos are excerpts from a larger look at property taxation in Missouri.

About the Author

David Stokes
David Stokes was a policy analyst at the Show-Me Institute from 2007 to 2014 and was director of development from 2014 to 2016.